Good and sad news, Tolkien movie fans! Today, one of the principal cast members finished filming and Peter Jackson felt it was necessary to commemorate the time Sir Ian McKellen spent on set as Gandalf with a farewell photo!
McKellen will have been Gandalf for SIX films when all of The Hobbit movies finally come out, and Jackson captioned the photo "Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I'm feeling very sad right now."
We are too! McKellen made a great Gandalf so, while it's exciting to see that the movies are finishing up, it's sad to see our great wizard hang up his cloak! We wonder who's going to play Gandalf in twenty years when Hollywood decides to do a remake of LOTR...
Source: First Showing